Day One Review and PPTWs for Days 2 & 3

The first round has come and gone and as expected there were a few surprises. The running thread has all the thoughts as the round went along, but it's probably best to take a look at one of the bigger surprises: James Carpenter at #25.

This pick definitely caught me off guard. I figured the Hawks would try and address the offensive line, but I didn't think Carpenter would be the choice. Gabe Carimi and Derek Sherrod are two tackles that were rated higher than Carpenter and were still available. Schneider and Pete must like his ability to play RT or G better than those other two. Or maybe he'll fit better with our schemes. It's not like they weren't aware those other two were still available, so I've basically spent the last few hours convincing myself that we picked this guy for a reason. The Hawks could have the LT and RT position solidified for years to come.

The Hawks just have the one pick on Day 2 (number 57). I think they'll continue to target the line of either side of the ball depending on who is available.

As the focus turns to these later rounds, it's time to debut Pete's Players To Watch or PPTWs. These are guys that I like or am just interested to see where they end up. Enjoy!

Ryan Mallett, Arkansas
Andy Dalton, TCU
Greg McElroy, Alabama
Pat Devlin, Delaware
Tyrod Taylor, Va Tech
TJ Yates, UNC (favorite of Mustacheer EP)

Mikel Leshoure, Illinois
Jacquizz Rodgers, OSU
Ryan Williams, Va Tech
Noel Devine, West Virginia
Da’Rel Scott, Maryland
Taiwan Jones, Eastern Washington
Derrick Locke, Kentucky
Owen Marecic, Stanford – played FB and LB at Stanford

Titus Young, Boise St
Greg Little, UNC
Leonard Hankerson, Miami
Greg Salas, Hawaii
Edmund Gates, Abilene Christian
Austin Pettis, Boise St
Stephen Burton, West Texas A&M - Spotted at Sea-Tac leaving Seattle wearing Seahawk gear.

DJ Williams, Arkansas
Jordan Cameron, USC
Virgil Green, Nevada
Rob Housler, FAU

Byron Stingily, OT, Louisville
Brandon Fusco, OG/C, Slippery Rock
Zachary Williams, WSU

Da’Quan Bowers, Clemson – concerns about his knee injury have caused a freefall.
Brooks Reed, Arizona
Justin Houston, Georgia
Greg Romeus, Pitt –high-rated prospect to start the year, but serious injury concerns

Marvin Austin, UNC
Stephen Paea, Oregon St
Drake Nevis, LSU
Kenrick Ellis, Hampton

Akeem Ayers, UCLA
Mark Herzlich, BC
Mason Foster, UW
Bruce Carter, UNC

Aaron Williams, Texas
Ras-I Dowling, Virginia
Davon House, New Mexico
Kendric Burney, UNC

Ahmad Black, Florida – small and slow, but can make plays
Shiloh Keo, Idaho

Reid Forrest, WSU

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